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40 TB of music help

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Cow1200

Hello I have a DJ service I use to run.

 

20. Systems with music mp3 and zips files

 

So many copy's of files I can't believe it.

 

Same Mp3 in different subfolders.

 

Now I'm done with my service how do I go about putting all this on one PC. I want my hardware back but don't want 100000 copy's of the same mp3 or zips files.

 

Order a Micro server to work with.... What OS and software do I use.

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cskenney

Do you really have 40 TB of music? What is all this music stored on right now? Do you have all the music tagged properly with ID3 tags?

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ikon

I would run WHS2011 or WSE2012. The reason I would consider WHS2011 is because it can be bought for $50; WSE2012 is around $400.

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cskenney

You won't get 40TB of storage in a Microserver. Under normal circumstance you might have 5 x 3TB drives for around 15 TB. Add an external box like a Drobo or eSata box and maybe get 4 or 5 more of the 3TB drives and you get to 30TB (less after formatting).

 

You really need to go through what you have and organize it by removing what you know are duplicates.

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ikon

As Cow1200 says, he has hundreds of thousands of duplicates, so I'm thinking he'll have way, way less than 40TB after he's done. I think he could install some 3TB drives, then copy files off his other systems using RoboCopy (to avoid copying duplicates). After each batch of files are copied over, he could run Beyond Compare to find and wipe out dupes in multiple folders.

 

What do you think?

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jmwills

Did I do that math right? That's about 1M songs?

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ikon

Did I do that math right? That's about 1M songs?

 

Probably 980,000 dupes.

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Cow1200

Yes 40 tb is way over actual use of space for my music.

Did Whsv1 place linked files to same copy's of files or was this only on PC back ups. That tombstone files were used I only read this could be far off

 

Thanks for the quick replay. Got to go to work read up when I get home

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ImTheTypeOfGuy

Single instance backup is for backups only, not network shares.

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ikon

Yes 40 tb is way over actual use of space for my music.

Did Whsv1 place linked files to same copy's of files or was this only on PC back ups. That tombstone files were used I only read this could be far off

Single instance backup is for backups only, not network shares.

 

Cow1200, Single Instance Storage is what you're talking about and, as ITTOG says, it's only used for client backups, not shared files. I have no doubt that SIS will gradually become commonplace for all file storage; it simply make just too much sense.

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